Jeera Fried Rice

Jeera Fried Rice


"Indian fried rice made with long-grain rice, cumin, black peppercorns, and onions."


1 h servings 340 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.5g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash rice well and soak in 2 1/2 cups salted water for 30 min.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy or nonstick pan. Add onions and fry till dark brown. Drain onions and set aside, but reserve the oil.
  3. In the same oil, stir fry cumin, peppercorns, and bay leaf for a few seconds.
  4. Drain rice reserving the water and add the rice to the frying pan. Add sugar, stir gently, fry till rice is light brown. Add clove-cinnamon powder, stir. Add salt water (previously drained) and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer covered until rice is the cooked and the water evaporates. Rice should not be sticky when finished. Spoon the onions on top to serve.
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  1. 33 Ratings


I was taught how to make this rice by a Pakistani friend of mine. She used Basmati rice, whole cloves, and added frozen peas for color. It was the first time I had ever seen anyone fry raw ric...

Very easy and delicious rice, even without the cumin seeds (I used ground instead). Very fragrant. Next time I will try basmati rice for a completely authentic touch.

Very nice and simple.

This rice was incredible!!! I absolutely loved it. I made it with brown rice and 3 c. of water. It had the best taste.

I enjoyed this recipe, served it this evening with the Beer and Spinach curry off this site. I liked the final presentation with the onions served on top of the rice, rather than just mixed in....

This rice went great with the Thai Curry Tofu (also on this site) very simple to make but a safe taste (my husband who doesn't like trying anything "too weird" even liked it) Would definately ma...

Very very good! Lots of flavour and a welcome change to regular rice/fried rice. I used brown rice and doubled the recipe. I reduced the water to 4 cups instead as it takes forever to cook rice ...

Good recipe and complimented Chicken Adobo very nicely. I used brown rice and subbed in honey for the sugar, I think I would use 1 1/2 or 2 T of honey next time. Otherwise everything seemed abou...

The cumin is too strong for me...wouldnt make again.